Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael North

Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Geschichte der Neuzeit
Rubenowstraße 2
17487 Greifswald
Raum 1.08
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 3308/-3309
north[at]uni-greifswald.de

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Michael North (1954) studied history and slavonic languages in Giessen, where he wrote his PhD-Thesis. He taught at the Universities of Hamburg, Kiel, Bielefeld and Rostock. Since 1995 he has been Professor and Chair of Modern History at the University of Greifswald, Head of the Department of History and Director of the Graduate Programme „Contact Area Mare Balticum: Foreignness and Integration in the Baltic Region” and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1540 “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region”.


Professor North is a specialist in monetary and financial history and of the history of commerce and culture. 2004 he was a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, 2007 and 2009 he was a scholar at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Wassenaar. 2010-2011 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Modern German Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

He is the editor of several books, including: Northwestern Europe in the World Economy, 1750-1950 (Stuttgart, 1993), Economic History and the Arts (Cologne 1996), Art Markets in Europe, 1400-1800 (Aldershot, 1998), Deutsche Wirtschaftsgeschichte [German Economic History] (Munich 2000) and is the author of, among other titles, Das Geld und seine Geschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart (Munich 1994), La storia del denaro (Asti 1998), From the North Sea to the Baltic: Essays in Commercial, Monetary and Agrarian History, 1500-1800 (Aldershot 1996), Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age (New Haven/London 1997), Geschichte der Niederlande (Munich 1997, 2003, 2007), Cultural exchange between Western Europe and the Baltic region in the Early Modern Period [editor together with Martin Krieger] (Cologne-Vienna 2004), Das Ende des Alten Reiches im Ostseeraum. Wahrnehmungen und Transformationen [editor together with R. Riemer] (Cologne-Weimar-Vienna 2008), Geschichte Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Munich 2008), Material Delight and the Joy of Living: Cultural Consumption in Germany in the Age of Enlightenment (Aldershot 2008), Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900 (Surrey 2010), Geschichte der Ostsee. Handel und Kulturen (Munich 2011), The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500 (Manchester 2012), Gerhard Morell und die Entstehung einer Sammlungskultur im Ostseeraum des 18. Jahrhundert (Greifswald 2012) and Die Neuerfindung des Raumes. Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen [editor together with A. Drost] (Cologne-Weimar-Vienna 2013).